Correspondence Registers, 1865-1873, 1883-1912

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These registers record incoming correspondence. Letters entered in the registers were also abstracted briefly, and occasionally the abstract is the only version of the letter available.


  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
  • Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
  • Smithsonian Institution Administration

Other title

Letters Received Registers


  • Bound indexes referring to register numbers as follows: 1870, 1873, 1874-1876, 1883-1886, circa 1887-1894.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials are a part, refer to "Forms part of" above.


Chronologic. There are four series of register numbers represented in existing register books: one which was in operation in 1865; a second which began and ended in 1873; a third which began in 1879, but which is first represented in these register books in 1883 and ends in 1894; and a fourth which began in 1895

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1865
  • 1865-1912
  • 1865-1873, 1883-1912


  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration


  • Mixed archival materials
  • Collection descriptions

Local number

SIA RU000036

Physical description

7.5 cu. ft. (22 bound volumes)

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